Top 10 Highest Mountains in Africa – Africa is the world’s third largest continent after Asia and the Americas as well as the second largest population after Asia. The African land area of approximately 30,224,050 km2 which includes 20.3% of the total of the entire land.
Because of the vast territory of this continent, it is no wonder this continent has high mountains even one of the 10 highest mountains in the world there are on this continent that is Mount Kilimanjaro 5,895 m high.
In addition to Mount Kilimanjaro, there are several other mountain which is also entered as the highest mountain on the African continent that are scattered in different countries in Africa. Curious, let’s check out his review here.
Mt Kilimanjaro 5,895 m
Kilimanjaro formerly known or Kaiser Wilhelm Spitze is a mountain in northeastern Tranzylvenia. It is the fourth highest mountain in the world is free-standing. When measured from the foot of the mountain as high as 4,600 m.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the African continent, with a height reaching 5,895 meters above sea level. By people local mountain is also called Oldoinyo Oibor Kilima or Dscharo which means White Mountain.
Kilimanjaro is the largest dormant volcano, but has fumaroles (the hole in the Earth’s crust) the gas in the crater that is located on the top of the main Kibo. In Tanzania, the Summit Uhuru Peak known as Kibo.
Mt Kenya 5,195 m
Mount Kenya is the highest Mountain in Kenya and the second highest mountain in Africa (after Mount Kilimanjaro). The highest peak of Mount kenya that is the Summit of Batian (5,199 m).
Location of Mount kenya in Central kenya there, in the South of the equator, about 100 miles northeast of the capital of Kenya, Nairobi and this mountain is a volcano is not active. Lerengnya is composed of several biomes (geographical or climate).
The area around the mountain is protected by the National Park of Mount Kenya and mount it there is the Global Atmosphere Watch atmospheric monitoring station.
Mt. Stanley 5,119 m
Mount Stanley is a mountain that is in the Rwenzori Mountains areas. With the high reaches 5,109 m, is the highest mountain in the country of the Congo and Uganda, and is the third highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.
Mt Ras Dashen 4,620 m
RAS Dashen is the highest mountain in the country of Ethiopia in East Africa and this mountain is also part of Semien Mountains National Park. This mountain has an altitude of 4.620 m reach meters above sea level.
Kirunga volcano 4,517 m
This same mountain as Mount Stanley located in two countries at once, namely the countries of the Congo and Uganda. The highest peak reaching 4,517 m from sea level.
Mt Elgon 4,321 m
Mount Elgon is a mountain located in two countries at once, namely Kenya and Uganda who have reached the heights of Mount Elgon m. 4321 has a huge crater and the crater is surrounded by some of the top.
In addition, the mountain slopes is also surrounded by a dense forest which certainly makes beautiful view. More cool again when mountain climbing you will find some ancient caves and waterfalls before reaching its peak.
Mt Atlas 4,165 m
This mountain has some of the climbing route, however the route was quite difficult especially for the inexperienced in mountaineering. The Hill is also inhabited by the Berber population which is a tribe native to the Atlas mountains.
Mt Cameroon 4,075 m
Mount Cameroon is an active volcano in Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea and has a height reaching 4,075 m.
Draken mountains 3,650 m
The mountains of Draken is a row of mountains exist in Lesotho, one of the countries in southern Africa and the highest peak is a peak Cathkin 3377 m from sea level.
Mt Tibesti 3,415 m
Tibesti Mountains is a mountain range located in the Sahara desert in the Bourkou region of Ennedi Tibesti in Chad (country in Central Africa) to the North.
This mountain is the largest and highest mountain range in the Sahara desert. The highest peak is the Emi Koussi 3,415 m with a height reaching another Peak among them. Kegueur Terbi (3,376 m) and Tarso Taro (3,325 m).